what are smart creatives? Book review: How Google works

 – Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg –  How Google works is an inside view of Google’s key practices on talent (from interview to retention), collaboration and decision making. In general, a good read with quotable anecdotes used to illustrate the key points. For me, most of the content was not groundbreaking or eye-opening. However, the […]

apple watch – 6 months after

neither a groundbreaking device or a life changing experience, the apple watch is nonetheless a useful piece of technology that does not cost more than the average mid range traditional watch Back in the summer of 2015, I was looking for a new dress watch to wear as a daily driver. I had been using the fenix […]

book review: relentless forward progress

 a guide to running ultramarathons  – Byron Powell – An absolute bargain, this book is and a no brainer for anyone preparing for a long race (even a marathon). Not only a lot of critical information is covered, but is presented in a simple, pragmatic, crisp way that is easy to read and reference. Byron […]

Al Gore @ TED2016: the case for optimism on climate change

“After the final ‘no,’ there comes a ‘yes,’ and on that ‘yes’, the future world depends.” – Wallace Stevens In this talk, Al Gore presents 3 questions on our stance towards climate change: Do we really need to change? The answer takes most of the talk. It is for the most part the same tone about the brutal […]

book review: a factory of one

applying lean principles to banish waste and improve your personal performance – Daniel Markovitz – A short book that can be consumed in one sitting, “a factory of one” is a pragmatic presentation of key principles of lean philosophy to our everyday life. Chapters are all equally structured, offering a “next steps” section with simple […]